Summer/Fall 2013 Artist in Residence
Patricia Aaron worked in the MOA studio in the summer/fall of 2013 to prepare encaustic works for a collaborative exhibition at MOA that opened later that fall.
On November 9th, 2013 MOA opened, URBAN ABSTRACT – RURAL GRID, featuring the works of local artists Chandler Romeo and Patricia Aaron. Both artists produced new, original work for this exhibition in response to the 2013 MOA theme of “abstract”.
Patricia Aaron utilizes the encaustic, or “hot wax painting”, process to create monotypes, sculptures, and large-scale paintings. Aaron created more than a dozen mixed media pieces to this exhibition; she is represented by Space Gallery in Denver. Chandler Romeo’s sculpture is inspired by what she refers to as “vernacular earthworks”, the geometric shapes and patterns imposed on the Earth to organize cities and identify boundaries. Her ceramic earthworks explore the relationship we have with our environment – from our natural surroundings to the most urban cityscapes. Together Aaron and Romeo will created a vibrant atmosphere that explores the intersection of people and landscape.